Noam Chomsky warned years ago that the political climate in the US was ripe for the rise of an authoritarian figure. Chomsky shares his thoughts on this election, the state of the US political system and why Donald Trump is a threat to the world.
My lawyer had to threaten Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp with a
federal lawsuit to force him to turn over the names of over half a
million voters whose citizenship rights he quietly extinguished. This past week, I released the name of every one of these Georgia voters Kemp flushed from voter rolls in 2017.
In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for
the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by
any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the
largest military budgets in American history, topping peak
levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And keep one thing
in mind: that $750 billion represents only part of the actual annual
cost of our national security state.
The Israelis deployed StingRay mobile identity-catchers, devices that
are mistaken for cell towers by cell phones, allowing them to capture
the contents of calls and the mobile browser activity.
Lipmann says that the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division subjected
the devices to extensive forensic tests, looking at where the components
came from, how old they were, and considering who would have access to
them, and the trail led inexorably to Israel.
President Donald Trump proclaimed
Wednesday that the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have the capacity to
handle an unprecedented increase in mail-in ballots because it lacks
funds that his administration is blocking, remarks that were immediately
viewed as an open admission of election sabotage by a president who has previously called USPS “a joke.”